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The Neuberger Firm, P.A. prides itself on fighting for the little guy, and helping the weak and helpless stand up to the strong and powerful.  The Firm represents victims of childhood sexual abuse as they seek to hold accountable their abusers and the institutions which enabled them, as well as private citizens and public employees who seek to expose wrongdoing and hold the government accountable for its misdeeds.

Law partners and father/son duo Thomas S. Neuberger and Stephen J. Neuberger have dedicated their professional lives to living the words of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, “seek justice, correct oppression.”

In the words of The Wilmington News Journal’s Editorial Board, “Mr. Neuberger never gave up on his fight to receive justice for his abused clients” in the Diocese of Wilmington bankruptcy case.  The Firm successfully represented 99 of 146 childhood sexual abuse survivors in the recovery of over $108,000,000 and numerous non-monetary terms against the Church and later the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and others.  It also fought for nearly four years to defend and uphold the constitutionality of the landmark Delaware Child Victim’s Act of 2007, 10 Del.C. § 8145, which allowed childhood sexual abuse survivors to hold accountable those who abused them and their enablers.

The Firm represents abuse survivors in Delaware, New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania where the Philadelphia Inquirer recently called Tom one of the “harshest critics” of the powerful Pennsylvania politician who actively sought to continue the cover up of decades of sexual crimes against young innocents.

Tom also is the author of the book, “When Priests Become Predators: Profiles of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors“, which uses sworn testimony given in jury trials and documents taken from the public court docket to tell the stories of a number of brave abuse survivors in Delaware who for many years battled the Diocese of Wilmington, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the Norbertines in an attempt to protect children today by exposing the institutional cover ups of the past and present. The book is available from the Ninth Street Book Shop in Wilmington.

The Firm also has a long history of exposing government misconduct and suing the State of Delaware on behalf of dedicated public employees injured by the incompetence, neglect, purposeful ignorance or intentional wrongdoing of elected officials and their appointees in numerous state agencies.  This has included representing Troopers within the Delaware State Police, Correctional Officers and union leaders within the Delaware Department of Correction and physicians at the Delaware Psychiatric Center, among others.  As a then member of The Wilmington News Journal Editorial Board once wrote, “attorneys Tom and Stephen Neuberger of Wilmington are flirting with becoming the first Delaware attorneys to sue every state agency and employee who works there.” (Ron Williams, The Wilmington News Journal, May 14, 2004).

The Firm currently represents numerous COAD members, including the estate of Sgt. Steven R. Floyd as well as five additional Correctional Officer survivors of the February 2017 prison inmate uprising at Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, DE.  The April 2017 lawsuit, charges that former Delaware Governors Jack Markell and Ruth Ann Minner, former DOC Commissioners Stanley Taylor, Carl Danberg, Robert Coupe, and numerous Budget Directors, shocked the judicial conscience for more than 15 years in consciously ignoring numerous red flags, official reports and desperate Union pleas predicting that if the state failed to increase staffing and take other remedial measures, correctional officers would be killed.  Tragically, on February 1st-2nd, COAD’s predictions came true.